Monday, September 23, 2019

St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day – October 15 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila (Saint Teresa of Jesus)

St. Teresa of Avila is the Patron Saint of

1. Bodily illnesses
2. Headaches
3. Chess
4. Lacemakers
5. Laceworkers
6. Loss of parents
7. People in need of grace
8. People in religious orders
9. People ridiculed for their piety
10. Požega, Croatia
11. Sick people
12. Sickness
13. Spain
14. Talisay City, Cebu

St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Nuns/Sisters who became Saints

St. Teresa of Avila brief life History

Date of Birth March 28, 1515
Country of Birth Spain in Europe
Profession Carmelite nun and author
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death October 4, 1582
Place of Death Alba de Tormes, Spain
St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day October 15
Beatification By Pope Paul V on 24 April 1614 in Rome
Canonization By Pope Gregory XV on 12 March 1622 in Rome
Patron Saint of 1. Bodily illnesses
2. Headaches
3. Chess
4. Lacemakers
5. Laceworkers
6. Loss of parents
7. People in need of grace; p
8. People in religious orders
9. People ridiculed for their piety
10. Požega, Croatia
11. Sick people
12. Sickness
13. Spain
14. Talisay City, Cebu

St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day Short life History

Original name was Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada. When she was a child of seven years, Teresa ran away from her home at Avila in Spain, in the hope of being martyred by the Moors. Being brought back and asked the reason of her flight, she replied, “I want to see God, and I must die before I can see Him.” She then began with her brother to build a hermitage in the garden, and was often heard repeating “Forever, forever.” Some years later she became a Carmelite nun. Frivolous conversations checked her progress towards perfection, but at last, in her thirty-first year, she gave herself wholly to God. A vision showed her the very place in hell to which her own light faults would have led her, and she lived ever after in the deepest distrust of self. She was called to reform her Order, favored with distinct commands from Our Lord, and her heart was pierced with divine love; but she dreaded nothing so much as delusion, and to the last acted only under obedience to her confessors, which both made her strong and kept her safe. She died on October 4, 1582.

Today’s St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day Quote:

“After all I die a child of the Church.” These were the Saint’s last words. They teach us the lesson of her life — to trust in humble, childlike obedience to our spiritual guides as the surest means of salvation.

Saint Teresa of Avila Feast Day
Saint Teresa of Avila Feast Day